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Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Is same sedation used for knee surgery as colonoscopy?

Sedation: Not on me. Knee surgery is much more involved than the colonoscopy. Give me the good stuff for the knee surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
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Anesthetic (Definition)

Anesthetics's are a class of drugs which cause a reversible loss of sensation. The 2 main classes are general and local. General anesthetics cause unconsciousness and total loss of sensation. Local anesthetics cause loss of sensation ...Read more


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Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

Is generlac used as a prep for colonoscopy?

Any laxative can!: The goal of the prep is to eliminate stool. Diet plays an important role- avoiding fruits and vegetables for a couple of days helps. Then the laxatives come in. Everyone is different in response to laxatives. Doctors find "preps" they like- if you follow their instructions, you should have a complete exam. ...Read more

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What sedatives are used before a gastroscopy procedure?

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What sedatives are used before a  gastroscopy procedure?

Sedatives: Mild sedatives are usually used for minor scope procedure, along with local anesthetic spray to throat to get the scope to go in without discomfort. ...Read more

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What is used for local anesthesia?

What is used for local anesthesia?

Local anesthetics: There are many LAs (local anesthetics) that are used. Lidocaine, Tetracaine, Bupivacaine are just a few. ...Read more

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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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IV Sedation VS Nitrous Oxide Sedation with Local Anesthetic Which one you would use, safer, popular for dental implant on back teeth.

IV Sedation: is highly recommended for complete comfort. It puts you at ease and makes the surgical placement of dental implants far less threatening. ...Read more

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Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) used for any medical purpose except colonoscopy prep?

Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) used for any medical purpose except colonoscopy prep?

Maybe: Some gastroenterologist use it to treat chronic constipation by dosing a glass or two per day. However, it is commercially available over the counter as mirilax or glycolax. ...Read more

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What anesthesia is used for perirectal fistulectomies?

What anesthesia is used for perirectal fistulectomies?

Varies: you might have a GA, a spinal anesthestic or a sedation type of anesthestic choice depends on patient, surgeon and anesthesiologist ...Read more

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Can an epidural anesthesia be used for hysterectomy?

Can an epidural anesthesia be used for hysterectomy?

Yes: An epidural could possibly be used for an open abdominal hysterectomy. If the procedure is laparoscopic, using an epidural would be very difficult. ...Read more

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Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)? Any risks?

Is Conscious oral sedation for dental procedure in children safe? They will be using demerol (meperidine hydrochloride)?  Any risks?

Nothing is 100% safe: But, this is not something you need to fret over. Dentist w/ experience in the pediatric population are very experienced and - next to a parent - they have all the reasons in the world to be very careful. Ask for reassurance since your worries are important too - even if unneeded. Get instructions for before/after and good info. Best! ...Read more

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Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Is IV sedation the same as general anesthesia in preparation for an involved dental procedure?

Possibly: Anxiolysis is a continuum fm light sedation to general anesthesia. Depending on the technique sedation ranges fm light to moderate to deep to general anesthesia. Some people do very well with light sedation others are more difficult actually having a harder time trying to cooperate thereby requiring more sedation. As sedation requirements increase the likely hood of general anesthesia is greater. ...Read more

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Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Is succinylcholine used for wisdom teeth removal under IV sedation?

Not normally: Not normally. Most extractions under IV sedation do not require intubation. Even if intubation is required in select cases, there are other medications that can be used to accomplish this safely. ...Read more

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Is IV sedation for dental work safe for a child?

Is IV sedation for dental work safe for a child?

Common: In the hands of an experienced pediatric anesthesiologist, IV sedation is quite safe. ...Read more

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Do doctors use propofol for a colonoscopy?

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Do doctors use  propofol for a colonoscopy?

Yes: Propofol can be used, many times this requires an additional physician, an anesthesiologist or anesthetist. Sedation by the endoscopist is also accomplished by using versed and fentanyl. Options vary among endoscopists and hospitals. ...Read more

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Do they use conscious sedation for colonoscopy and endoscopy?

Yes : And that may be sufficient. In my opinion, deep sedation and monitoring provided by an anesthesiologist is more comfortable, effective, efficient and safer paradigm. ...Read more

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Can fentenyl be used in sedation for MRI instead of benzodiazapans for adult patient ?

Can fentenyl be used in sedation for MRI    instead of benzodiazapans  for adult patient ?

Strong med: Fentanyl is a very potent opiate pain med and I wouldn't advise using it for a procedure unless you are already on it, and familiar with dosage and have significant pain. If you have left over meds from prior surgery, taking it again could kill you as you no longer have the same tolerance. This is how opiate abusers accidentally overdose after a period of abstinence. ...Read more

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Can they use local for patient receiving an epidural anethesia for pain?

Can they use local for patient receiving an epidural anethesia for pain?

Yes: Typically a small amount of local anesthetic is used to numb the skin and superficial tissues before inserting an epidural needle into the area. This will lessen the pain of needle insertion but does not make it completely painless. ...Read more

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Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Is bowel prep for colonoscopy safe?

Yes: There are many kinds of prep ; they are necessary and safe. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Colonoscopy (Definition)

Colonoscopy is the procedure of using a long flexible camera to visualize the entire colon from the inside with the option to take pictures, video, perform biopsies, remove polyps, etc. Generally people are sedated and do ...Read more